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Closing the accountability gap: the first step towards better Indigenous health

Posted on: 18 January, 2010
Issue: Vol 10 No 1, January 2010 - March 2010
Related to Health services Policies

Hudson S (2009)
Closing the accountability gap: the first step towards better Indigenous health.
Sydney: Centre for Independent Studies

This monograph is a critique of the current National Indigenous health policy, coupled with recommendations on how a co-ordinated care model could deliver better health services to Indigenous communities. The author stresses the need for government to be more accountable and transparent in spending, and for Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS) to demonstrate better governance and clinical effectiveness. The proposed co-ordinated model would draw on bottom-up consultation and top-down change processes to prioritise the health needs of individual patients.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract 

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